From the Editor: BC Fisheries in Flux

Inside the February 2023 issue of Fishermen’s News, you’ll find an excellent article on the status of the British Columbia fishing industry. In the article, reporter Norris Comer states that “A myriad of challenges face B.C. fisheries, with the threatened Pacific salmon stocks taking center stage.” But in addition to the article in this issue, […]

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Update on Hatchery Fish Impact on Wild Salmon Due in 2023

Image via North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission. Researchers with the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) in Vancouver, Canada, said they anticipate including the latest hatcheries related research in their upcoming 2023-2027 science plan, in hope the data would be used to improve management to support salmon stocks. “Scientists are focused on density dependent and […]

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How To Make a Perfect Charcuterie Board on Board

Enjoy Your Charcuterie Board on Board  Any way you slice it, charcuterie boards make entertaining fun.  Charcuterie (shar koo der ree) board: a curated platter of meats, cheeses, spreads, veggies, and more. A cheese and crackers makeover with a new wardrobe ready for a night on the town (or an evening on the couch). Lunchables […]

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Z-Man: Supertanker Smallmouths

Ladson, SC (December 19, 2022) – Luke Clausen has always known about the record-class smallmouth bass swimming within a few hours of his Spokane, Washington home. Not that the greater fishing community has for the past several decades paid much attention. Which is just fine with the longtime Z-Man pro, among the only anglers to […]

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2023 Fishing Boat Buyer’s Guide

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NOAA Examines Poor Chinook, Chum Salmon Runs in Alaska

Image: NOAA. An updated research report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is providing new insight into historically poor chinook and chum salmon runs in Alaska. A report published in early December in SeafoodSource says the latest research from NOAA indicates poor diet, changes in metabolism and increases in parasitic infection are contributing […]

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5 Steps to Catch More Steelhead

Finding and catching more steelhead on the Salmon River, or anywhere else for that matter, starts with good planning and an understanding of your quarry. Here are five tips to help you do just that. 1. Think Like a Steelhead When a steelhead enters the Salmon River, it’s on a mission. To accomplish that, it […]

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Early Winter Fishing for Big Niagara Lake Trout

This lake trout was sporting a fresh wound from a lamprey above its pectoral fin. In the 1900’s, lampreys contributed to the eradication of lakers in Lake Ontario. Since the 1970s, stocking efforts and lamprey population-control methods have allowed the lakers to thrive in Ontario once again. In early winter, the Niagara Bar and River […]

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